Ride'n Da Donkey..T.Storm

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Gator 45/70, Sep 2, 2011.


  1. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Guess who's riding da donkey...offshore...
    Outside of South Pass...Myself and 12 other's...Wave's 12 ft.easily...
    These picture's are real time...Later Gator...
    T.S. 9-2-11 001.JPG T.S. 9-2-11 002.JPG T.S. 9-2-11 003.JPG T.S. 9-2-11 004.JPG
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Picnic table, glider and weights? Luxurious digs -


    Be safe out there, bub. We haven't lost any monkeys to storms yet, and no need for you to be the first.
     
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    [beat]... Let's see the fish pictures !!!
     
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I'm a seasoned veteran of many storm's...
    Thank's for the well wish's...
    We will continue to ride this Donkey...ccc...
     
  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Flying fish perhaps'...ccc...

     
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Rough water keeps the bait moving. Just keep your line tight and hold on tight. Hell if the weather is rough enough you might not hardly even have to set the hook.
     
  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I think a ''cork'' is out of the question...ccc

     
  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    This is where we are at...
    Picture was taken on a ''better'' day...
    s.pass 013.JPG
     
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    No cork for sure. Oversized fish finder rig with free sliding weight. From hook up as follows. Hook, Dropper line 3 to 4 ft of appropriate strength tied to hook, Swivel tied to dropper line. Slider (looks like nylon tee) snap swivel rig, slid up standing line to rod, Red bead slid up standing line as well. Tie standing line to dropper swivel. Put appripriately heavy Weight on snap swivel of slider snap swivel rig. Thus rigged when fish grabs bait on hook it does not greatly feel heavy weight because line slides freely thru it. You have much better feel for fish bite. Fish often hit when wave drops you and line goes semi slack. When wave lifts you again, slack is reduced and or goes completely tight. With sharp honed hooks fish is often hooked during this action. If fish big enough rods have been snatched from inattentive fishermen. Otherwise at that point the fight is on. I often strike the fish an additional time or two to ensure some vise jawed grouper is not merely clamped down on and holding the bait.
     
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  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    ^^^ccc^^^
     
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We now have to contend with these asshat's running in close...

    and Storm Away does not work....ccc...
    9-4-11 S.Pass Traffic 007.JPG 9-4-11 S.Pass Traffic 016.JPG storm away 002.JPG
     
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Gotta watch those big tankers! Had one nearly run my frigate over during a fog-bound anchorage outside Norfolk Navy Base once. Looking through the big-eyes, I saw NO ONE on the bridge!! Those fools were approaching harbor in thick fog on auto-pilot!!
     
  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I hear ya wolf...No doubt a direct hit could roll us to the bottom of the Gulf...
     
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